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Job Title: Research Associate
Location: Waimea, HI, West United States, USA
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Researcher/Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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The Role & Local Community:
We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.

At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow whats next. No matter what your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture solving the worlds food problems through innovation, technology, and putting people first. Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate to join our team at our Waimea, HI research station. At this site, we work hard together and have a safe, supportive environment where people really care about each other. This is not just a place where people come to work, its somewhere you know you will find friends and people looking out for you. Become part of our Ohana, apply today!

Lets peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!

  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave.
  • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more.
  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment.
  • And much, much more!

Responsibilities What You Will Do:
How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

  • Manage the day-to-day activities associated with project execution as part of a team, working collaboratively to meet the quality, quantity, and timeline targets for project deliverables. This may include planting, tagging, sampling, transplanting, pollinating, harvesting, discarding, shelling, and packaging resulting seed.
  • Manage the creation and planting of experiments, the selection of top-progeny, and maintain related databases.
  • Coordinate with other groups to ensure key steps are completed in a collaborative manner.
  • Make observations on plant phenotype.
  • Interpret phenotypic segregation to infer genotypes.
  • Select plants for crossing/selfing based on genotypic and phenotypic data.
  • Supervise the sorting and selection of seed based on quality guidelines and business objectives
  • Ensure data is collected accurately and uploaded to databases in a timely manner.
  • Communicate openly with team and supervisors on matters of relevance.
  • Promote positive work attitudes and harmonious relations.
  • Supervise full-time employees and contingent workers, ensuring work is performed in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with specified research protocols and regulations.
  • Work flexible schedules and weekends during peak periods when required.
  • Support all Waimea Research center-wide goals and support other projects when needed.


Requirements Who You Are:
What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?

  • You love variety of tasks as well as enjoy working hard and staying busy!
  • You want to work somewhere doing something where you can make a difference in the world!
  • Growing your skills and your career is extremely important to you and youre looking for a company like Corteva where you have the opportunity to do just that!
  • Bachelors Degree in a related field.
  • You are able to lead and manage people effectively.
  • You have strong computer competency: tablets, PCs, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Power Point, Word) etc.
  • You are knowledgeable in Mendelian and molecular genetics.
  • You are knowledgeable in plant biology and basic agronomy.
  • You have a valid drivers license.
  • When you see a problem, you look for a way to fix it, youre solutions focused.
  • You value the safety of yourself and your co-workers and will eagerly participate in safe work practices, on-the-job safety, and work safety programs.
  • You always are willing to help out and physical work isnt a problem for youPassing by a team member struggling to lift something? Safety is your top priority and you are willing and able to lift up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations to help your colleague and/or perform necessary job tasks!
  • You understand that the companys viability and performance is directly tied to your job security, so you are willing and able to work overtime including nights and weekends to meet business needs during peak season.
  • You are local to West-side Kauai and able to begin your career growth journey with us right away!

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!
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Job Post Date: 09/05/20
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